Old EnglishspEnglish
KichelnA small cake or kichel
Kidney nAn organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine. 2. this organ (of an animal) cooked as food.

3. constitution, temperament, nature, type, character, disposition. (usually used of people). 4. (obsolete, slang) a waiter.

Kidney-bean nA kidney-shaped bean , esp. a dark red one from a dwarf French bean plant.
Kidney-less adjNot having kidneys, as a person on dialysis.
Kidney-like adjShaped or resembling a kidney in some aspect.
Kidney-ore nA variety of hematite found in compact, kidney-shaped masses.
Kidney-shaped adjShaped like a kidney, with one side concave and the other convex.
Kidney-stone nNephrite. 2. a hard mineral formed in the kidney or bladder.
Kidneywort nHepatica; navelwort.
KilnnA furnace or oven for baking, burning or drying, esp. for calcining or burning lime to ashes (a lime kiln). 2. a furnace for baking bricks, tiles, and other industrial type products, etc. 3. a furnace for drying grains, hops, esp for making malt
Kilner nA kiln-man; a brick-maker
Kilnlike adjResembling or characteristic of a kiln in some aspect.
KinnA crack, chink, or slit, esp. a chasm or fissure in the earth. 2 a chap or crack in the skin.
KinnA group of persons descended from the common ancestors and so connected by blood-relationship; a family, stock, clan. 2. ancestral stock or race; family esp. in phrase come of good kin. 3. one kindred, kinsfolk or relatives collectively.
Kin phr"Come of Good Kin" - ancestral stock or race; family esp. in phrase come of good kin.
KinvTo chap or crack
Kin phr"Kith and Kin" - see 'Kith and Kin.
Kin phr"Of Kin" - by birth or descent.
KinbondnThe bond of family.
KinbotenA wergeld or manbote, compensation, expiation paid to kin of a man killed or murdered
KinchnSee Kink
KindnBirth, origin, descent through kind. 2. right of birth or position, derived from birth, inherited right, birthright, kind-right, heritage, natural right. 3. The station, place or property belonging to one by birth. 4. one's native place or position. 5. nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.] 6. race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind. "Come of so low a kind.". 7. very kind of beasts, and of birds. 8. sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc. 9. a kind of, something belonging to the class of; something like to; -- said loosely or a little slightly; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of books are there?" ; kind, sort, form, variety.. 10. in kind, in the produce or designated commodity itself, as distinguished from its value in money. 11. sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style; character; breed; set. 12. sexual organs; semen.
Kind vbTo beget. 2. to treat kindly.
Kind adjHaving or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy'. 2. agreeable, conducive to comfort; genial. 3. tolerant and forgiving under provocation. 2. characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native land, speech, tongue. 2. having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart. 3. showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious. 4. fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. 5. proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. 5. gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness. 6. kind, forbearing; good; mild; bland; friendly. 7. begotten; sprung from.
Kind sfxA suffix used to form nouns denoting groups or classes taken collectively; such as 'ape-kind, wolf-kind, woman-kind'.
Kind phr"A Kind Of" - a sort of.
Kind phr"All Kinds Of" - all kind of things.
Kind phr"By (The Way Of, Of, Through) Kind - naturally, by nature, against, out of kind, of or in violation of nature.
Kind phr"Do (or work) One's Kind" - to act according to one's own nature; to do what is natural to one; spec. to perform the sexual function.
Kind phr"Grow Out Of Kind" - to lose the character appropriate to one's being and family; to degenerate.
Kind phr"Of Its Kind" - within the limitations of its own class, (the good of its class).
Kind phr"In Kind" - in proper or good condition. 2. (translation of Latin 'in specie'; in the very kind of thing in question; usually payment. 3. in goods or natural produce, as opposed to money. 4. of repayment: in something of the same kind as that received (chiefly.).
Kind phr"Kind of" - used to imply looseness, vagueness, exaggeration, in the form of 'I think he is kind of a teacher'.
Kind phr"Nothing Of a Kind" - nothing at all like that. 2. not the thing mentioned or expected.
Kind phr"Of A Kind" - of a sort, not typical or perfect specimens or class.
Kind phr"Of One's Own Kind" - by it's (own) nature, or itself, naturally.
Kind phr"Out Of Kind" - unnaturally, not in proper condition.
Kind phr"Something Of a Kind" - something like the thing in question.
Kind phr"The Worst Kind" - severely, extremely, very badly.
Kind phr"Two of a Kind" - two people, two things that are similar.
Kind sfxA suffix used to form nouns denoting groups or classes taken collectively; such as 'ape-kind, wolf-kind, woman-kind'.
Kind-blindaBlind by nature, like the mole
Kindful adjUK dialectal) Of, relating to, or denoting a specified kind or sort; kindly. 2. of natural disposition or affections; kind
Kind-heartedadjHaving a kind and sympathetic nature or disposition.
Kind-heartedly advIn a kind-hearted manner.
Kind-heartedness nA sympathy arising from a kind heart. 2. fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
KindlessnDevoid of kindness or sympathy
Kind-like adjOf like, natural, nature or character.
Kindily advIn a kind manner, with a good nature and sympathy.
KindlinessnThe quality or habit of being kindly; an instance of this. 2. mildness of climate. 3. of climate, favorable to vegetation.
KindlyadjHaving or manifesting kindness; sympathetic. 2. having a favorable or grateful effect; beneficial, pleasant of the waether. 3. proper to its kind, natural, native, akin. 4. pertaining to nature or birth. 5. natural, in that is, exists or take place according to the natural laws; consonant or congruent with nature, natural as opposed to artificial. 6. imparted by nature, innate, inherent in nature of a person or a thing. 7. naturally belonging to or connected with a person or thing, own, proper, suitable. 8. that belongs to one by birth, native, native-born, hereditary. 9. existing between kinfolk. 10. characterized by good nature.
Kindly advIn a kind manner or spirit; of a good nature.
Kindly phr"Look Kindly Upon" - regard sympathetically.
Kindly phr"Not Take Kindly to" - be annoyed by, not like.
Kindly phr"Take Kindly to," - be kindly or endeared to.
Kindly phr"To Thank Kindly" - to thank heartly, with appreciation of kindness.
Kindly-borne adjPersons of the same land; native, denizen.
Kindly-hearted adjHaving or showing a tender, caring, considerate and helpful 'heart' or nature.
Kindly-like adjHaving kind and compassionate nature. 2. native, natural in characteristic.
Kindly-meant adjWords spoken with kindness, as 'thanks for your kindly-meant words on my retirement'.
Kindly-sheltering adjKindly protected and cared for; as 'in a mother's kindly-sheltering bosom'.
Kind-mindedaHaving a kind thoughts and disposition.
Kindness nThe state or quality of being kind. 2. a kind act.
Kindom nOne's land, one's family.
Kindred nA generation; group of related persons, as a clan or tribe. 3. kinfolk , person's relatives.
Kindred adjOf the same ancestry or family: kindred clans. 2. having a similar or related origin, nature, or character: kindred emotions.
Kindred-less adjHaving no kindred or relatives.
Kindredly advIn a kindred way, cognate. 2. similarly; in a like or related manner.
Kindredness nThe quality or state of being kin or akin, kingship.
Kindred's tree nA genealogical or family tree.
Kindred-soul adjSomeone with the same feeling or attitudes as oneself, a kindred spirit.
Kindred-word nA cognate word.
Kindship nKindness.
Kind-thoughted adjOf kind, generous, mild, friendly.
Kind-witted adj"No more can a kind-witted man come to Christendom and be saved".
KineadjKingly, royal; also see "king"' words.
Kine-bairn nRoyal child.
Kine-bornadjOf royal birth
Kine-burghnRoyal city
Kine-eard.nKingdom, (king's earth); kine-land.
Kine-helm nThe crown
Kine-land nKingdom.
Kine-like adjRoyal, real, real.
Kine-mark nMark indicating royal birth.
Kine-motenRoyal council
Kine worthnRoyal
KinfolknPersons of the same kin, relatives of the same blood; kinsfolk.
KingnA ruler, monarch, head of state
King vbTo act the king, rule, govern (govern as a king). 2. to make king.
King phr"A Cat May Look or Laugh at a King" - a every day person has to a look at a so-called important person. 2. don't have or give yourself airs.
King phr"King/Queen for the Day" - a very short period where someone is admired and celebrated as like he/she were a king or queen, but fade quickly from public awareness after a few days of fame. In fact, many turn out to be 'Milkshake ducks."
King phr"King Of Birds" - the eagle; the king-bird.
King phr"King of Bliss" - Jesus Christ.
King phr"King of Christmas" - Jesus.
King phr"King of Day" - The Sun.
King phr"King of Hearts" - the emotionally disturbed Charles VII of France.
King phr"King of Heaven" - God.
King phr"King Of Kings" - God, Jesus Christ. 2. a king who has other kings under him; an emperor.
King phr"King of The Hill" - A children's game in which the object is to beat one's rivals to the top of a mound or other high place, and to keep possession of the place. 2. person who is in command or successful.
King phr"King of Waters" - the river Amazon, in South America, although not as long as the Mississippi-Missouri (the longest river in the world), it discharges a greater volume of water
King phr"King of the World" - the title of Shah Jehan, the builder of Taj Mahal.
King phr"Kings Have Long Hands" - do not argue with kings as their power reaches to the end of their dominions.
King phr"The Book of Kings" - certain books of the Old Testament which contain the history of the kings of Israel and Judah.
King-apple nA kind of winter apple.
King-bane nA murderer of a king.
King-becoming adjBehaving in the manner appropriate for a king.
Kingbird nAny flycatcher of the genus, Tyrannus.
Kingbolt nA kingpin: a vertical central bolt attaching the body of a vehicle to the fore axle and serving as a pivot in turning.
King-born adjOf royal birth; of royal blood.
King Brown Snake nPseudechis australis. Despite its name it is member of the black snake family found in various parts of Australia, except the east and south coastal areas.
KingcraftnThe art of ruling as a king. 2. exercise of royalty craft. 3. diplomacy; statesmanship.
Kingcup nAny of several species of buttercups.
King-devil nSatan, Lucifer, the devil. 2. a weed common in America, introduced from Europe; a noxious weed.
Kingdom nA realm having a king and/or queen as its actual or nominal sovereign. 2. a realm, region, or conceptual space where something is dominant, as the kingdom of thought, the kingdom of the dead. 3. (taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom).
Kingdom-comenHeaven, paradise, the next world; the after-life. 2. an infinitely remote time or place.
Kingdom-come phr"Send To Kingdom-come" - kill or destroy.
Kingdom-come phr"Until Kingdom come" - for a very long time; forever.
Kingdomed adjFurnished with or constituted as a king. 2. consisting of so many kingdoms.
Kingdom Hall nThe gathering and worship place of Jehovah's witnesses.
Kingdomless adjWithout a kingdom, as a king disposed of his kingdom.
KingfishernThe alycione, the kingfisher, the kookaburra.
King-folk nRoyal folk,
King-geldnScutage or money paid instead of military service to a feudal landlord.
Kinghit n(In Australia, New Zealand, slang, also used figuratively) a blow intended to incapacitate someone in one hit, often delivered without warning and sometimes causing death; a hay-maker, sucker punch, coward punch.
Kinghit vb(In Australia, New Zealand, slang, also used figuratively) to attack a victim and knock them unconscious or killing them with a single punch.
Kinghood nKingship, the authority, rank; or office of a king. 2. a kingly spirit or character.
King Horn nIn certain medieval English and French romances, as an exiled prince who falls in love and after many hardships ins his bride.
King-house nA basilica; a palace.
King-key nThe main keystone or support of a building. 2. fig. the chief premise of an argument, etc.
King-land nKingdom
Kingless adjWithout a king; having no king.
Kinglihood nKingly state, royalty.
Kinglike adjResembling or characteristic of a king.
Kingly adjPertaining or worthy of a king; regal; king-like. 2. of the nature of a king,or kings, royal; of royal rank. 3. of or belonging to a king. 4. held, issued or exercised by a king,. 5. suitable for as king, in a regal or kingly way, royal. 6. of a government: monarchical. 7. king-like; dignified, majestic, noble.
King-maker nOne who sets up kings; by extension, one who appoints person's to very important position.
King-making nThe ceremony of crowning a king, or any similar ceremony endowing a person with high office.
King-murder nThe murder of a king; regicide.
Kingpin n(Of motorized vehicles) the axis around which steered wheels pivot; a bolt that holds the axis in place—a kingbolt. 2. (ten-pin bowling) The pin at the centre of the triangle of bowling pins (originally the tallest pin in kayles). Sometimes also the headpin at the apex. 3. the most important person in an undertaking or organization. 4. the bolt holding together the truck of a roller skate or skateboard.
King's bench nA division of the High Court of Justice.
King's bishop nIn chess, the bishop on the king's side of the board at the start of the game.
King's books nTaxation lists. 2. a pack of cards.
King's English nSpoken or written English considered as correct by official (or the King's authority.
King's Evil nScrofula, formerly held to the curable by the royal touch.
King's friends nA political party which supported George III and the power of the crown.
King's highway na public road, under the monarch;s soveriegnty.
KingshipnRoyal state, or king-hood. 2. government by a king. 3. the person of a king
King's men nOne who supported the British cause at the times of the American Revolution. 2. a member of the King's college, Cambridge.
King's silver nA soft, very pure silver formerly used for costly dishes and plates.
King's yarn nYarn of a distinctive colour woven into rope for the purpose of identity as crown property. 2. indication of a particular quality or characteristic.
King's yellow nA vivid yellow pigment obtained from Orpiment .
King-tide nHigh tide.
King Willow nThe game or sport of Cricket.
King-worship nThe worship or adoration of a king.
King-yoking adj'He affirmed that the law knows no king-yoking policy'.
KinkvbTo grasp convulsively for breath; lose breath. 2. to loose one's breath spasmodically, as in hooping cough or severe fit of laughter, kinking; also earlier form Kinch.
Kink nA fit of paroxysm, as an act of laughter or coughing. 2. a coughing that for the moment catches or takes away one's breath.
KinlessadjHaving no relatives; without kin or kindred.
Kinlessness adjThe state or quality of being kinless.
KinnedadjCracked, chill-blained, chafed
Kinsfolk nKinfolk, persons of the same kin; relations by blood.
Kinship nRelationship, especially by blood.
Kinslayer nThe killer or murder of one's own kin;
Kinsman nA man of one's own kin. 2. a relative by blood or marriage,(now poetic).
Kinsmanhood nKinship.
Kinsmanly advAppropriate or characteristic of a kinsman.
Kinsmanship nKinship.
Kinswoman nA female relative.
Kip nA basket.
KipenA basket, osier basket used for carrying fish.
KirtelnA man's tunic or coat; kirtle.
KissnTo press or thrust with the lips as a token of affection, greetings or reverence. 2. An affectionate salutation by contact of the lips. 3. to salute, caress with the lips, to touch lightly, as in billiards, said of a ball another when both are in motion.
Kiss phr"Kiss and Make Up" - to reconcile one's differences.
Kiss phr"Kiss and Ride" - a carpark at a railway station, airport etc for the dropping off and picking up of passenger.
Kiss phr"Kiss Away" - remove (tears) by kissing.
Kiss phr"Kiss and Tell" - recounts one's sexual exploits.
Kiss phr"Kiss Goodbye" - to farewell with a kiss. 2. never expect to see again.
Kiss phr"Kiss it Better" - to kiss a young child as a 'cure' for a minor injury.
Kiss phr"Kiss of Death" betrayal of Jesus in the Garden Of Gethsemane by Judas. 2. a seeming kind or well intention action, look, association; etc. which brings ruin or disastrous consequences.
Kiss phr"Kiss of Life" - mouth-to-mouth method of artificial respiration.
Kiss phr"Kiss Off" - to get rid of, kill, murder; to die; death. 2. go away, don't talk foolishness. 3. to reject, spurn, ignore, dismiss esp. a lover. 4. a rejection, dismissal, termination. 5. a farewell, conclusion, of one party compelling another.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Book" - take a solemn oath on the bible.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Dust" - to be overthrown, humiliated, ruined or slain,
Kiss phr"Kiss the Ground" - to suffer a loss.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Ground Someone Walks on" - totally adore or be besotted by.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Hand" - of a sovereign or superior, as a ceremonial greeting or leave-taking, or on an appointment to an office to an office of state. 2. formerly, to pay respects or salute or bid farewell.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Hare's Foot" - to be late for anything.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Maid" - to be executed on a primitive form of the guillotine.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Rod" - to accept correction meekly or submissively.
Kiss phr"Kiss the Stocks" - to be confined in the stocks.
Kiss phr"Kiss Up (to)" - to pay false flattery tosomeone in order to get special treatment and attention.
Kisser nOne who kisses. 2. the mouth or face (slang).
KissingnThe action of kissing
Kissing bough nA traditional Christmas decoration in England. Also called a Christmas-bough or mistletoe-bough under which friends and families embraced at Christmas time.
Kissing Friday nUntil about the start of World War Two, the girls of Yorkshire were allowed to finish school before their male colleagues - at least for one day a year. The reason was that boys were allowed, under a tradition of indeterminate origin, to kiss them without fear of getting a slap or being chased by an angry parent. Under the rules of Kissing Friday, falling two days after Ash Wednesday, the tradition supposedly said that no girl was allowed to say no.
Kissing-gatenA small gate swinging in a "u" or "v"shaped structure which allows one one person to pass through at a time.
Kissing-kin nClose relatives; kinfolk.
Kissing-kindadjOn affectionate term or friendly enough to kiss.
Kissingless adjWithout a kiss; unkissed.
Kissingly advIn an affectionate, friendly, kissing manner.
Kissing-time nA time to kiss.
Kissless adjWithout a kiss.
Kiss-like adjResembling or characteristic of a kiss.
Kiss-off nA slang term meaning 'dismissal'.
Kiss-to nA dear John or dear Jane letter.
Kiss-up nOne who flatters a supervisor, or superior, in order to get special attention.
Kiss-worthy adjDeserving of a kiss or kisses; inspiring affection, romance and love.
Kissy adjSentimentally affectionate. 2. tending to kiss frequently.
Kist nA large and strong chest.
KitchennThe room or part of the house where food is cooked. 2. utensils in which food is cooked in an oven. 3. food from the kitchen, hence any kind of food eaten with bread etc., as a relish
KitchenvbTo work, cook or prepare food in the kitchen. 2. to entertain in the kitchen. 3. to serve as a kitchen or relish; to season. 4. to furnish with fare of the kitchen.
Kitchenphr"Everything but the Kitchen Sink" - utterly, completely, totally everything.
Kitchen phr"Hell's Kitchen" - an area or place that is regarded as very disreputable or unpleasant; spec. a district of New York City once regarded as the haunt of criminals.
Kitchen phr"If You Don't Like the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen" - if you don't like the pressure or stress required to do something, then you should stop doing it.
Kitchen phr"Thieves Kitchen" - a place frequented or inhabited by by thieves or criminals.
Kitchen phr"The Worm's Kitchen" - the grave, tomb, sepulcher.
KItchen bitch n(Restaurant slang) A disrespectful term for one who is assigned the menial tasks in the kitchen of a restaurant. 2. a rudimentary oil lamp with a handle and a cloth wick, typically made from a recycled tin can and fuelled by kerosene.
Kitchendom nThe realm or domain of chefs in kitchendom.
KitchenernOne employed in the kitchen; esp in a monastery. 2. a cooking-range with a it's appliances.
Kitchenful adjAs much or as many a kitchen can hold.
Kitchenhood nAn electrical device fitted over a cooker and connected to a flue designed to suck off any vapors from the cooking.
Kitchen-knave nA scullion.
Kitchenless adjLacking a kitchen.
Kitchen-like adjResembling a kitchen or some aspect of one.
Kitchen-maidnA girl employed in the kitchen, usu. under the supervision of the cook.
Kitchen-middennA refuse heap of a prehistoric date, consisting chiefly of the shells of edible mollusks, bones of animals and crude stone implements.
Kitchen-sink nThe sink in the kitchen.
Kitchen-table nA table used in a kitchen.
Kitchen-table Software nIn the early days of computing, computer software developed by small business by advanced amateurs.
Kitchen-timer nA device that can be set for a number of minutes (usually up to an hour) that sounds an alarm bell or buzzer when a specified amount of time has elapsed, commonly use when cooking or baking,
Kitchenware nThe utensils used in the kitchen.
Kitcheny adjOf, or pertaining to the kitchen.
KitenA bird of prey of the family "Falconidae" with long wings, tail usu. forked, and no tooth in the bill. 2. fig. one preys on another; a sharper, also vaguely as a term of detestation. 3. a light frame usu. of wood, covered with paper or some light fabric as to flow in the air at the end of a long string. 4. in commerce a 'Bill of Exchange; to raise credit. 5. an aeroplane or aircraft.(sl). 6. a communication (esp, one that is illicit or contraband or surreptitiously)spec. a letter or verbal message smuggled in, out or within a prison. 7. a check (cheque) drawn on insufficient funds; a stolen or forged cheque book.
KitevbTo fly with a gliding motion; to fly high like a kite. 2. (sl) to pass a dud cheque.
Kite phr"As High as a Kite" - an inveterate drug user highly intoxicated and affected by the use of drugs.
Kite phr"Fly a Kite" - to see' how the wind blows'; that is, in what direction matters are tending or heading. 2. a proposal or suggestion proffered or 'floated' tentatively in order to gauge the response of others.
Kite phr"Fly One's Own Kite" - tend to one's own affairs.
Kite phr"Go Fly a Kite" - get lost, vamoose.
Kite-board nA specialized lightweight wakeboard used for kiteboarding.
Kite-boarder nA person who participates in kite boarding.
Kite-boarding nA sport in which participants ride a form of wakeboard or surfboard harnessed to a large kite which is controlled by the rider. 2. similar sport using a wheeled board on land. 3. similar sport using a snowboard or ski on snow.
Kite-flyer nA passer of dud cheques.
Kiteless adjLacking a kite.
Kite-like adjResembling a kite or some aspect of.
Kitemaker nOne who makes kites (professionally or only for fun and amusement)
Kitemaking nThe art of making kites.
Kiteman nA person who obtains money from forged cheques.
KithnKnowledge, information. 2. one's native land. 3. persons known, and taken collectively; one's friends, fellow-countrymen and neighbors taken collectively.
Kith phr"Kith and Kin" -- country and kinfolk, nowadays more used for fellow-countrymen, acquaintances and friends, and family.
KithevbKythe. to make known, manifest, reflect, to show oneself, appear. 2. to come to sight, to become known, to recognize, appear. 3. to manifest practically (a feeling or quality) hence to practice. 4. to do, to own.
Kithless adjWithout family or close relatives.
Kiting nThe fraudulent raising of money or credit. 2. the flying of kites as a past time and for enjoyment. +++ see slang dictionary.
KithingnKything: knowing, a telling, a showing, a manifestation.
Kithly advFamiliarly.
Kittle vbLate OE. to tickle. 2. fig. puzzle with a question; strike with feeling or emotion.
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